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post #1 of 18 Old 06-19-2021, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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WeatherTech Custom Fit Floor Mats

I want to purchase a front set of WeatherTech Custom Fit Floor Mats for my 98 Grand Cherokee but when I select "Retention Device / YES" for the driver's side mat, they have none for sale. Do all 98 Grand Cherokee's have that retention hook on the front driver's side ? If so, can I remove it and use the mat without the retention hook ?

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post #2 of 18 Old 06-19-2021, 11:56 AM
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I 'think' the mat will come with it if you select 'no'. Its just a hole, where as some vehicles have some sort of tab in the floor that snaps into a plastic disc.

Maybe someone could verify, I would like a set for my 5.9 and this is why Ive never bought them. Ive seen a photo that has the hole in it though.

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Goto Costco and pick up the "cut your own" Weather Tech mats. Comes with front and rears. Simple to do yourself and half the cost! Ill go snap pictures.

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I called WeatherTech this morning and they said they DO NOT sell a custom fit front drivers side mat for the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee with retention hook on the floor. I have no intention of removing the hook so it looks like I'm stuck with trying to find another brand that will fit correctly. I don't want to use trim to fit mats which don't have a custom fit or water retention features.
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I called WeatherTech this morning and they said they DO NOT sell a custom fit front drivers side mat for the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee with retention hook on the floor. I have no intention of removing the hook so it looks like I'm stuck with trying to find another brand that will fit correctly. I don't want to use trim to fit mats which don't have a custom fit or water retention features.


Picture is a generic one but buy Rugged Ridge. $149.99 for the two front and the back seat one. What I have, fit perfect.

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Does the Rugged Ridge have a hole in the driver's mat for the retention hook ?
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If thats what quadratec carries under their name, they do not, I have a set.

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If thats what quadratec carries under their name, they do not, I have a set.
The Rugged Ridge 12987.31 (3-piece front and rear) has the retention hole according to customer service. The older model 12987.21 (4-piece front and rear) does not have a hole for the retention hook. I only want the front 2 mats and they said I should fill out a service ticket to request price and availability for the front 2 mats (part numbers 12901.55 and 12901.56).

They want $150 for the 4 piece set which is too much to pay for just the fronts since I won't be using the rears.
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The Rugged Ridge 12987.31 (3-piece front and rear) has the retention hole according to customer service. The older model 12987.21 (4-piece front and rear) does not have a hole for the retention hook. I only want the front 2 mats and they said I should fill out a service ticket to request price and availability for the front 2 mats (part numbers 12901.55 and 12901.56).

They want $150 for the 4 piece set which is too much to pay for just the fronts since I won't be using the rears.
those floor liners do not even move in my jeep which no longer has the hook thing in the floor. I think you're overthinking it. It fits in there like a glove, no movement.

Also, Amazon use to just sell the fronts separate. Not sure now.

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Why do you want a hole in the mat that's supposed to collect water anyway.


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I have the weather tech mats. They do not have a retention hole, but my 96 doesn't have the hook either. They are very nice mats though.

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Why do you want a hole in the mat that's supposed to collect water anyway.


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I'm pretty sure there is a cap that snaps on, covering the hole.
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Why do you want a hole in the mat that's supposed to collect water anyway.


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I know its stupid. They do creep up if its not held in place. Thanks to my OCD I never see anything come through that hole and i clean my WJ Overland once a year lol. Since december its only seen 3000 kms though, almost due for an oil change lol.
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee (ZJ) Rugged Ridge All Terrain Floor Liner, Front (Black) - DMC-12920.26 (front pair only)

The above is Out of Stock everywhere but apparently still being made. I ordered a pair for $84.99 with free shipping* from 4wd.com
The manufacturer confirmed they DO have the retention hook hole. They are available with or without the JEEP logo.

*You may have to call to get free shipping since the cart will add shipping even though it's advertised as "qualifies for Free Shipping"
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Please let us know how you like them, I may be in for a set.

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